Prince Charlotte, the second child of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, will be celebrating her birthday soon. However, she will be making some changes to the typical celebrations.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Princess would be celebrating her fifth birthday next weekend. Sadly, she won't be able to have an elaborate celebration due to the novel coronavirus. She will result to celebrating online.
The Princess would engage in video calls with family members and friends. She and her family are currently self-isolating at a castle in Norfolk.
A source close to the family explained that she's not too bothered about having a big party. Instead, she cares more about being able to see her loved ones and enjoy time with them. Still, as the Royals do, even an online party will have some flair to it as the news source said:
"The family has arranged a Zoom party for her… They have put together a full plan that will give her all the fun of a birthday – including cake and games."
The Daily Mail reported that everyone would be at the party, including Her Majesty, the Queen. As for Charlotte, it doesn't matter much.
The young Princess is already too accustomed to being surrounded by gadgets, so it won't trouble her much to have an online shindig.
The tradition of video calling is beginning to grow on the Royal Family.
Charlotte's birthday is just the latest in a string of royal birthdays that have happened this month. It began with the Queen's celebrations, which took place early last week.
Like Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth also had an online birthday with her family members. The tradition of video calling is beginning to grow on the Royal Family. However, Kate recently admitted that it's been challenging to keep the kids engaged. In part, she said:
"... It's quite hectic for them all to say the right thing at the right time without pressing the wrong buttons. But it's great, and it's nice to keep in touch with everybody."
The Queen's anniversary was as modest as can be. The Royal Family already canceled "Trooping the Color," the annual celebration of her birthday. She also reportedly asked for government buildings not to fly the flag if it would be too much of a hassle.
Next up is young Prince Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. He'll turn one on the 6th of May, and he'll be marking the day with his parents in Los Angeles.